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fakes

noun
plural of fake

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 an imitation that is passed off as genuine
  • experts declared that one of the museum's prized paintings was actually a fake

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2 one who makes false claims of identity or expertise
  • a hidden-camera investigation revealed that the so-called psychic was a fake

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fakes

verb
present tense third-person singular of fake

Synonyms & Antonyms of fakes (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to imitate or copy especially in order to deceive
  • pranksters faked giant footprints and then claimed that they had seen Bigfoot

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2 to present a false appearance of
  • while running for class president, Dan was not above faking friendship with people just to get their votes

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3 to perform, make, or do without preparation
  • if you give me the gist of the plan, I can probably fake enough for the speech

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4 to elude (an opponent in a sports contest) by making a deceptive or agile movement
  • the running back faked the defense by stepping to his left and then quickly cutting to the right

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“Fakes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fakes. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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